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highly suggestible and perhaps a hypochondriac. >> i am leaking news fluid. >> stephanie: she called me and she's like >> good morning. she needs slide whistles. >> you are not far off. >> stephanie: there you go. >> jacki schechner. >> stephanie: good morning little sickly. >> good morning, everybody. good numbers for the president today. the unemployment rate is down to 7.7%, and the president's approval ratings are up a three-year high. the president's at 53% of people liking the job that he is doing. apgfk poll also has him up at
57%. this is all good news as the president continues to negotiate to stop us from going over the fiscal cliff. vice president biden picks up the road show today. he is having lunch with some people but where and exactly with whom has yet to be made public. it has gotten more than a hundred thousand stories from people talking about how the tax incries would affect their families. there is a second round of advertisements today pushing lawmakers to not just make a deal, but to make a deal that protects social benefit programs. >> if the politicians in washington negotiate a bad deal on the bucket and deficit, what do you think will happen to medicare and medicaid benefits.
>> it stars two senator and two republican reps. cnn reports the labor unions are spending more than a half of million dollars on this round of spots. we're back with more steph after the break. stay with us. ♪ going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
>> stephanie: okay. and as we mentioned, unemployment numbers. hello! [ ♪ patriotic music ♪ ] >> stephanie: the lowest in four years. >> wow! >> stephanie: it has dropped to 7.7%. >> you're welcome america, i did that. >> no, you didn't. >> stephanie: right. [ applause ] >> stephanie: which is twice of what was expected. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: and the president's approval rating. >> the highest since osama bin laden was killed.
>> stephanie: right. right. here is what -- i -- i noticed is the right-wing pundits are pretty much wrong all along. and they are still wrong. bill press this morning reporting the facts. double what was expected. i turned to the right-wing station, they are like how many jobs do we have? not many. not much. >> we're not losing much. it's spectacular. >> it's all the same. >> stephanie: right in their universe that's not good enough. >> no. >> stephanie: ever. because the black guy is still in the white house. >> would it be wrong for me to hope that sale team six keeps an eye on ted nugent. >> stephanie: stop it. this is hard.
>> ann romney: stop it. >> stephanie: we were playing this in right-wing world chris, who am i thinking of -- oh rush -- you wait and see these numbers will be revised down. and you'll see they will suddenly be revised down. after the election. wrong. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: wrong. >> the bathroom scale revises my numbers upward every time i step on it. >> stephanie: it's a conspiracy exactly. oh, by the way, i understand the other thing that is working, jim, obamacare. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: chris, i think almost primarily just from my show jacki schechner clearly is leaking brain fluid. >> or snot. >> stephanie: she is like you. she is highly suggestionable jim. remember the morning that you had the ectopic pregnancy.
>> it turned out to be gas. >> stephanie: jacki schechner called me this morn and she was like [ mumbling ] >> stephanie: okay. i thought it was my friend lily tomlin doing edith ann. all right, kids -- why are you looking so distressed this morning, have i made you sick as well? >> no, no. i'm just trying to put out a fire over here. >> stephanie: oh, okay. and what did he learn about t-bone yesterday? >> he has the esophagus of a cat, and the longest esophagus in the world. >> stephanie: okay. you were saying it was some kind of acid relucks, and i'm thinking -- [♪ "jeopardy" theme music ♪] >> stephanie: working with me? i'm giving everybody acid
reflux. apparently cats have esophaguses that long. >> he with explain. >> stephanie: you told him if he coughs up a fur ball you're putting him on the back porch. tell momma sweetheart. >> it was uncle rupert's fault. but it's not that uncommon but it's an allergy thing that happens in your esophagus, and it looks like acid reflux but it's not. >> stephanie: i make myself sick. >> it's that food you bring in here. >> stephanie: just smelling my leftovers -- >> how do you think we feel? >> stephanie: that's very exciting. now i know what to get you for
christmas, cat toy. [ laughter ] >> where it is in washington and colorado now. all right. sweetheart, feel better. i'm making everybody sick. >> i want to suffer from acid reflux, gangnum style. >> stephanie: he's like a linda love lace esophagus. >> did you see allen simpson doing the gangnum dance. >> stephanie: wow. >> it's actually very funny. >> stephanie: if you say so. kids, guess what jacki schechner is come doing d.c. with us. [ applause ] >> yay! >> and she will fit in the overhead department.
>> stephanie: she will with all of the brain fluid leaking. all four sexy liberals and huge celebrity guest on panel. >> huge! >> it is d.c. after all. >> stephanie: yes. >> there are lots of celebrities there. >> stephanie: uh-huh. john is coming i am a tall bald african american man like van jones. squee! i quickly accessed ticketmaster damn the fees purchased two balcony tickets for january 19th. as an african american male who could be at van jones' family reunion as an almost twin, can i be with you?
signed another african american man who wishes he could you. [ applause ] >> oh. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: so we have a lot to get to today. it's all happy clappy news today. >> it is. >> stephanie: and jim demint bye-bye. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> double your pleasure double your fun. >> jim de-mint. >> stephanie: all right. and we may hear -- are we going to hear maybe today about prop 8 supreme court. >> maybe. >> stephanie: it's another maybe. >> the supreme court really doesn't give a schedule. so when it happens it happens. >> stephanie: you know prop 8 of course passed because of all of that mormon money that magically flows into california. >> i don't trust it as far as i can throw it. >> stephanie: they are trying to soften their image towards the -- in this case the gays.
[♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: julie sent this. momma and the mooks oh goody, mormons admit that gay people may have been born that way. >> but don't act on it, they say. >> stephanie: they are softening the tone of the opposition to gay people drawing breath on the same earth. >> yeah. >> stephanie: now gay people you are free to get over your unfortunate luck in being gay, however -- >> just do don't anything gay. >> stephanie: who are chose living a chas -- >> chaste.
>> stephanie: living a chaste lifestyle -- >> you are free to -- >> like marcus bachmann. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: i don't know what you mean by that. ♪ i'm super, thanks for asking ♪ ♪ i'm feeling supper, and nothing sassy -- don't you think i look cute in this hat ♪ >> from book of mormons, there's that song, ♪ turn it off like a light switch ♪ [ laughter ] >> stephanie: with a clear invitation to gay mormons, quote, stay with us, we want to help you get us into a straight marriage. the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, launched a new website, aimed at providing greater sensitivity and better
understanding with regard to same-sex attraction. but sexual activity should only occur between a man and a woman who are married has not changed and is not changing. it allows you to neither ever have sex for the rest of your life if you are gay, or be married to someone of the opposite sex. oh, boy, that is precious. it's time for another edition of being gay is just like -- >> just like being a drug addict. >> stephanie: yes, gays are damaging to society just like drug addiction. we believe those involved in homosexuality -- kind of like the mafia -- those involved in that sort of thing -- we believe those involved in homosexuality, are created in the image of god,
and because of that deserve respect. however -- [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: however. -- >> however. >> stephanie: their actions are damaging to themselves as society as a whole, just like drug addiction. it's like adultery. >> you can get second-hand gay. >> steph was trying her dammedest to get second-hand gay on road flair mary yesterday. >> stephanie: i was. >> you are not turning me gay. i have a trucker husband. >> where is he? >> stop it. >> stop it -- >> she actually called back and told us not to talk about her husband -- >> stephanie: i know that drives an empty truck across the
country. [ laughter ] >> from the eisenhower to miami. >> stephanie: ten-four good buddy i need one more leg, i can't get home soon. >> it just turns into a big square. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. oh. kids, kids kids, come on we're starting to lose it. vacation is only two weeks away. >> and we need a lot of soda for that vacation. >> stephanie: that was the worst segue ever. let momma handle this. >> i thought i could add something to the show. >> stephanie: you can have it with ham, you can have it with lamb -- >> with a cat -- >> with have a cat out there, tbone.
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ceiling ♪ >> stephanie: ha. it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome to it. twenty-five minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. junior in fort lauderdale welcome. >> caller: good morning, stephanie. >> stephanie: hello. go ahead. >> caller: the official sexy liberal milf hunter of your show. >> stephanie: what kind of hunter? >> caller: sexy liberal milf hunter. >> stephanie: oh, hello. you caught me. >> you're not a mom. >> caller: i love this aggressive liberalism that obama is doing, and not compromising. and again, i -- >> stephanie: i like that aggressive liberalism. i like that. it sounds hot. >> caller: absolutely. he needs to thank people like you and msnbc for making fox
news irrelevant. popping that bubble. liberalism works, so i think he doesn't need to compromise. he is going to the people right now, i think that's a good plan. >> stephanie: that's interesting, you bring up the two different medias -- how many times do we have people call us and say oh, my god, you keep me same. and the opposite is happening on the other side like rush you idiot. >> and they just continue on with the narrative. >> stephanie: yeah, i wonder what is in the mines of a lot of people that go -- huh, everything is a lie. [♪ mysterious music ♪] >> that's when they start blaming the pollsters and stuff like that for leading them on.
>> stephanie: right. they keep being betrayed by numbers. >> math has a liberal bias clearly. >> stephanie: yeah. but i do get -- i get some pleasure out of it because i will have to tune into rush today to see why he was so incredibly wrong, he said for sure before the election -- you wait and see they are going to be revised way, way up, they just, you know, fiddled with it my friends before the election -- and i'm guessing they will say they are still fixing the numbers just to make it look good and maybe next month he'll be right. hi bob, welcome. >> caller: good morning steph and mooks. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: i find it ironic that obama's reelection turned out to be jim demin's waterloo! [♪ circus music ♪]
>> stephanie: see what you did there. that was one of those statements that obviously was rooting for the president's failure, but it was -- looking at the actual quote, he said if we are able to stop obama on this, it will be a waterloo. we will break him. isn't that what they used to say about slaves. >> i don't think it was on purpose. it's hardball yes. >> stephanie: borderline treasonist sounding. >> yes. >> it could be a dog whistle or a horse whistle in this case. >> stephanie: that's what i mean an animal. exactly, jim. grover norquist saying we need to put a leash on the president.
not okay. twenty-nine minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ exciting issue. from financial regulation, iran getting a nuclear bomb, civil war in syria, fraud on wall street, destruction of medicare and medicaid. there are real issues here. having been a governor, i know that trade-offs are tough. things everyday exploding around the world that leave no shortage for exciting conversations. i want our viewer to understand why things have happened. at the end of the show, you know what has happened, why its happened and more importantly, what's going to happen tomorrow.
say. >> stephanie: it doesn't need to be awake anyway nothing is going on. >> ah. >> stephanie: nick in l.a. welcome. >> caller: hi, how are you doing, steph. first time caller and i'm [ inaudible ] iraq war veteran -- [ inaudible ] panama war. >> stephanie: thank you for your service. >> caller: i was a redneck and still am. and i met my wife several years ago, and her son is gay, and i really wasn't too understanding of what the issues were for the homosexual community, and stuff like that. and getting to know the kid and understand him and talk to him, and really listen, you know, it's -- you know it's just no different than anybody else you know, and i'm just letting people know if i can change my mind be as rednecked as i am i understand that, you know, it's because you are gay or lesbian
or whatever, you are no less american or no less human than anybody else. >> stephanie: ah, thank you, nick. >> all it takes is for someone to get to know a gay person and know they are no different. >> stephanie: that's right. that's why the polls are changes, nick, is because of people like your son. >> caller: exactly. and can you believe that mitch mcconnell actually filibustered his own bill. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: yes, that was great. harry reid, the old boxer -- >> yeah, harry reid boxed him into this. it's hysterical. >> stephanie: what is the boxing thing -- >> rope a dope. >> stephanie: yes, exactly. where is my story on this -- talk amongst yourselves. >> oh, okay.
>> stephanie: he thought he was being so smart. i'm moving slowly -- >> look out here it comes. >> do you need me to print it? >> stephanie: no, i got it. >> oh, no. what am i going to do now. >> stephanie: it was further down in the stack than i had anticipated. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: yes, he filibustered his own bill to lift the debt ceiling. instead they called his bluff and he ended up filibustering his own bill. ♪ you are an idiot ♪ >> stephanie: the legislation would permit the president to unilaterally lift the debt ceiling, and never before in our history has someone taken the debt ceiling hostage as something to negotiate over.
>> right. >> stephanie: mcconnell brought up the legislation harry reid objected, and then reid ran it by his members and in the afternoon agrees to hold the same vote. reid said the republican leader objects to his own idea. >> that's hysterical. >> stephanie: dick durbin said this may be a moment in history. i don't think this has ever happened before. [ applause ] >> stephanie: it is. it is unprecedented like everything else about this republican party. >> they are kind of turn going a bunch of dummies. >> which way did they go? tell me about the rabbit gorge. >> stephanie: you did real good. you did real good mitch. that's real good what you did. >> that was anthony --
>> stephanie: whatever. >> completely different literary field -- >> stephanie: the point is it he did real good. unemployment has dropped to 7.7% and we added 146,000 new jobs. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> yeah, that's a lot. >> stephanie: i'm going on my psychic -- they are going to say more people gave up looking for work so it's not real, even though economies predicted an increase of 93,000 and the unemployment rate holding steady at 7.9. >> yeah. >> stephanie: they are saying unemployment -- employment continueings to be held back by thor fear that the government fails to prevent the fiscal cliff, basically. one those challenges are taken
care of, we expect the pace of recovery and job growth to begin to accelerate neck year said one of the key economists. and republicans don't want that. that's the problem. election season never ends for them. they are probably thinking woe can't have the economy turn around because that sets joe biden or whatever up perfectly. mickey you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: howdy. i just want to say a couple of things here that are very serious. the first thing is i'm a gay man in south dakota, and i work for a company -- i applied for in an ad in the paper here in my town where i live and there's a 90-day period that you have to work before you can get the job. so they worked me up to the 90th day and i was fired. and i asked why, and they said well and they all looked at one
another like why are we firing him? and i said is it because i'm gay? and they said oh no no, no. and my neighbor across the street is a friend of one of the big bosses and he said they told me it was because you are gay. so when i was applied for unemployment, i was denied unemployment, because being gay was not a good enough reason. and i work for a doctor and when he came into my room and examined me and then read my report and saw i was hiv positive, he screamed bloody murder, and told me he would not be a doctor for me and refused service. so anyone who thinks that a right to work state is good it is not because doctors will refuse your service and you
cannot get unemployment because you are gay. and you can be denied service in restaurant just because you are gay. it goes back to the 1800s that there is a law that even if they think you are gay, they can deny you service. >> stephanie: that's what i wonder sometimes, we feel -- john edwards used to use the two americas and it literally feels like i'm sitting here in l.a., and it feels like we're talking about two different countries. >> we are. and it's a totally republican-run state too. >> stephanie: at least the good news is mickey the president was reelected and he has done more for gay rights than any of the previous presidents combined. so hopefully we're moving forward >> yeah, but it is also up to the individual states. >> stephanie: i really hope it gets decided at the supreme court level, because i feel like
you can't have different laws all over the country it literally makes it a mess. >> it does. work benefits in one state, they move to another state, those benefits are denied. it's a huge mess. >> stephanie: yep. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: here is the other good news i mentioned, jim demint is leaving. >> yeah. >> stephanie: so there is that -- ♪ double your pleasure, double your fun ♪ >> stephanie: that is one of the big signs that the tea party is -- you know -- over. >> i honestly believe i can do a lot more on the outside than i can on the inside. >> the pay is better on the outside. >> did you see according to financial reports that he is the pourest member of the senate. >> stephanie: yeah and this is all about principal. >> i need more money.
shmolians, clams -- i'm just in it for the bread, man. >> stephanie: "mother jones" -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: daddyo. >> stephanie: i need the bread? he might actually. "mother jones" craziest moments. it's hard to pick isn't it. jim demint says gay people and unmarried women having sex should not teach your children. >> well, if they were having sex in class -- >> stephanie: yeah, with your -- no he means -- >> just in general. >> stephanie: god does not like big government. [♪ fun-facts music ♪] >> stephanie: god talked a lot about that. he said the bigger government gets the smaller god gets. >> what? >> stephanie: and leon is only getting larger. >> leon is getting larger! i can make a hat.
i can make a broach, a pterodactyl. you like movies about gladiators. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: jim demint does not like women talking about abortion on the internet. he literally tried to shut down the internet. trust me you can't stop the inter webs. >> that would be enough about that. >> stephanie: pig. how could you stop anybody from talking about anything on the net. ♪ you are an idiot ♪ >> stephanie: demint says america is turning into iran after president obama's election. >> what jim demint wanted to do to the internet is what iron does to the net. >> stephanie: good point. a rare moment of adding something to the show. chris lavoie. [ applause ] >> stephanie: he said probably the most heart wrenching
experiences i have had is when naturalize citizens come up to me and say why are we doing what so many have fled from? >> germany? germany has universal health care. >> yeah. what the hell is he talking about? >> stephanie: it's jim demint. >> it doesn't have to make sense. he's jim demint. >> ah. >> stephanie: he put a hold on the national women's history museum. we know all we need to know about chicks. he confuses the chicago teacher's strike with violence in the middle east. he said i was reading another story about a distance place where thugs had put 400,000 kids out on the streets, and then i realized it was a story about the chicago teacher's strike. and then he accuses president obama of taxing christmas. [ applause ] >> taxing christmas.
>> stephanie: it's not even worth my energy to explain. >> how do you tax christmas? >> stephanie: you don't, and that's why -- you don't. you don't. [ sighs ] >> stephanie: like that added anything to the show. >> you want an angel on the top of the tree, it is going to cost you. obama is going to charge you a million dollars. >> stephanie: all right. forty-six minutes after the hour. right back own the "stephanie miller show." >> on the stephanie miller radio show in suburban america this morning -- >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? (vo) when the clock runs out when the last card is played what will be remembered? explore the lives of the famous and infamous who changed our world forever. experience the drama, back to back to back. of all the hours in all their days, the ones you'll never forget are the final 24.
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on ♪ ♪ oh my soul ♪ ♪ see her shake on the movie screen -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ -- rock on ♪ >> stephanie: okay. >> yeah, jim is not even in the room. >> stephanie: did i call you jim? >> you did. >> stephanie: are you here every day? >> i am in this seat. >> stephanie: and jim is not even here. of course not. he is not constrained by things like time. >> obligations. >> stephanie: no. hi ladell in north carolina. >> caller: say. >> you are in north carolina and not kentucky. >> caller: yeah, i moved. i have a birthday request and a
comment about my former douche of a senator mcconnell since hymn is not there -- >> stephanie: yeah, he is back. >> caller: can i channel my inner laura ingel with you and jim. [ moaning ] >> caller: i needed that. regarding my former douche of a senator, mitch mcconnell, i understand there is going to be a run against him -- >> stephanie: that would be awesome. >> caller: it would be, but i know the state of kentucky -- >> stephanie: let me ask you something, the idea of running against rand paul. >> caller: that was what i was going to bring up -- >> stephanie: we share a brain, you complete me. go ahead. >> caller: you do too. the reason i say she has a
better chance against rand paul that district has more democrats -- >> stephanie: yeah, correct me if i'm wrong, rand paul? kind of a jerk. he is a tea party jerk type you know? >> caller: he just couldn't turn out enough democrats in 2010 to get him in there, and plus i don't think we had a strong enough candidate but i'm really hoping if she's listening -- >> stephanie: she's listening. >> caller: [ inaudible ] run againsting rand paul, and i guarantee you are going to win. >> spongebob square pants has a message for rand paul. ♪ don't be a jerk ♪ >> stephanie: they asked about ashley judd running against him and he laughed. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ]
>> a chick running? >> stephanie: i heard she lived in scotland. i think she would fit right in in the english parliament. ashley judd has done a lot of serious work on stuff. >> absolutely. it's not unheard of mr. rand pall. >> stephanie: mr. man. >> mr. man. >> stephanie: i say take out rand paul. [ applause ] >> yeah, because running for senate, you have to get the votes of the entire state of kentucky, that might be a little tougher than running for a particular district. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: jim demint -- bye-bye -- >> i have played a roll in stocking the senate with solid conservatives who are younger and brighter and better spokesman than i am.
so i know i'm leaving the senate better than i found it. >> stephanie: yeah, you are leaving for $1 million. >> because you are the poorest member of the senate. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. some other not so fun facts by jim demint. he is stood with todd akin after those legitimate rape comments. lead the opposition against obamacare. turns out that was his waterloo. he wants to strip all federal employees of collective bargaining rights. he threatened to single-handedly shut down the senate. remember that? >> sure. >> stephanie: used a failed terrorist plot to attack unions. he said the administration is intent on unionizing so union
bosses will [ inaudible ] collective bargaining. he was willing -- is willing to cause, quote unquote, serious obstructions in the economy. he was asked on fox news despite not raising the debt ceiling would cause serious problems, he said i'm willing to do that in order to get serious cuts to social security and medicare. bye-bye [ applause ] >> stephanie: senator lindsay graham. >> i met with jim demint this morning, and to say i was stunned is an understatement. he has always been a friend somebody i could count on. we have really enjoyed our time together. >> wait a minute go back.
>> stephanie: once again, another stunned moment for me! vapors. >> we had some wonderful times together. >> something tells me that lindsay graham has clutched some pearls before. >> as god as my witness i will never go hungry again. >> compared to jim demint is a stark-raving mad liberal. >> stephanie: and senator harry reid. >> i have always liked the guy, and even though i disagree with so much of what he has done, i appreciate -- i personally believe he does this out of a sense of real belief. i like jim demint and wish him well. [ inaudible ] >> stephanie: all right. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: stop it. stop it. he comes out of a belief that he deserves to make more money.
>> yeah. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: i am severely understood paid. right. fifty-eight minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." [♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: good morning everybody, right-wing world coming up, everybody talk like this so jacki schechner doesn't feel bad about her head cold. because we're a morning zoo. [♪ circus music ♪]
>> that's exactly how i feel. >> stephanie: i know. >> it's pathetic. i never get sick and all of a sudden -- >> stephanie: thank you for your picture of your cat as your nurse yesterday. >> that's funny. >> she was making the chicken soup. >> yeah, it was cute. she had her little paw up on the table, and i had my tissues and liquids, and it was like can i get you anything else? >> stephanie: she liked like a maitre d'. >> she needed a nurse's hat. >> i just second those pictures to my friends that won't judge me. >> stephanie: i still judge you. here she is jacki schechner in the current news. >> mitch mcconnell left a whole log of egg on his face this morning after trying to trip up the democrats and having his strategy backfire. he pushed for a vote on the bill
that would let the president raise the debt ceiling limit without congressional approval. only two-thirds of both chambers would be able to stop the president. he thought if he could force a vote on the bill it would show some democrats aren't even in favor of giving the plt that much control. harry reid figured he could get the 51 majority he needed. here is dick durbin. >> this may be a moment in senate history when a sen together fill bust ored his own proposal. i think we have now reached a new spot in the history of the senate, we have never seen before. >> now that jim deminted he is leaving the senate. it is up to nikki haley to appoint his successful.
there was some chatter that perhaps she would step down and have the lieutenant governor appoint her to the senate. but haley says there is absolutely not going to happen. demint's favorite to replace him would be tim scott of charleston, who is the only african american republican in congress, and that would be the only african american u.s. senator just as conservative as demint by the way. we're back after the break. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me. >> absolutely! >> and so would mitt romeny. >> she's joy behar. >> and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv.
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>> not a celebration of party but a celebration of jelly doughnuts. >> stephanie: exactly. >> by the justin on twitter would like to remind you mano mano means hand in hand. you didn't know that? >> stephanie: of course. >> it is something we said in high school, we made it up and it has just stuck with me. >> stephanie: it makes no sense. it's just where the yikes. now i want to know where the yikes are. >> and it's -- [ inaudible ]. >> stephanie: yeah, l-parade. thanks a lot. >> masculine, feminine --
>> stephanie: what husband his name, my high school spanish teacher. >> senior. >> stephanie: all right. let's dive into the wright wright. >> what the president is doing is putting the united states in a position where our enemies are getting stronger ironians have a nuclear weapon on the way. and in the meantime the president has to decide. now he -- in the last 24 hours was pretty strong in terms of threatening the sirrians if they do use chemical weapons. let's heap he follows up with that. it would be a first. >> the first time he has ever done anything. >> stephanie: is she cheer leading for us to have to use chemical weapons on somebody. she almost has a war-gasm there.
she comes from a long line of warmongers, you have to give her a break. >> no. >> stephanie: she sounded almost hopeful there at the end. maybe. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> can we drop it on the cheney compound? >> stephanie: stop it. look at you, you just had a war-gasm. gretchen carlson fox and friends. >> we didn't get our message out clear enough. we just heard from the president hey, if you just communicated better, you would like my plan. what about the republicans? >> stephanie: no, you have bad candidates and bad ideas. >> she said we twice. >> stephanie: crazy. [ cuckoo clock chimes ] >> yeah. >> stephanie: oh. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: are you trying to speculate they are some kind of
communication arm of the republican party? >> little bit. >> stephanie: and that caught on tape thing -- >> casey mcfarlane. >> stephanie: yeah, she said we'll be your in-house. >> yeah. >> stephanie: she now says oh roger ails was joking. >> hilarious. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: it was a joke! it was a joke. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: mcfarlane wrote i now know that roger was joking but now -- i want to keep my joke, because it was crazy. it was a joke. >> that's what hitler said about annihilating poland. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: oh, jim, now you are at the hitler-reference limit.
>> two peanuts for walking down the street. and he knows it. >> germans not known for their joke telling. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: all right. david limbaugh? >> yeah. rush's younger brother. >> his demand involve spending increasing, no decreases, at least under the fiscal cliff we have some mandatory cutting, albeit disproportionately to defense spending but it's better than accepting obama's terms crammed down our throat. boehner needs to paint obama as the one who is holding the country hostage. he wants to talk about holding the middle class hostage? no, it's him holding the entire country hostage and our kids hostage, with his krin call refuse ool to enter the
entitlement reform game. >> wow he is really bad. >> stephanie: yeah i can see why he didn't get the radio show. >> sheky. >> stephanie: that was so merrill osmond. >> merrill was kind of the leader. >> stephanie: i dove donnie. steve doocy. >> europe is great because they have wonderful food and runny cheeses, but we shouldn't base our policies on theirs because they are stinkers. >> we should base it on singapore where they have no unemployment, and they have a competitive market. that protects workers. >> stephanie: we should be like singapore? >> oh, my god. holy crap. he is a bigger idiot than i thought. he is not even trying to hide what a douche bag he is.
>> stephanie: okay. bill o'reilly. really? is this his whole december? >> there is no doubt that your day you christian tradition in this country is under attack. and people like pastor happy have not to stop. okay. enough. enough. and we need leadership not only in the pulpit but now we are going to need it in the public square. >> after of the judao christian are jewish. you moron. >> stephanie: thank you for that reference. [ applause ] >> stephanie: judao, christian. >> i'm an atheist, i don't care if you have a cross on your property -- i really don't. this whole thing is just completely made up. >> stephanie: i don't get any of
it. i never have. >> yeah. >> stephanie: the argument they have it every year. what is a krash, the manger scene? >> yes it's what you call your little doll show. >> stephanie: but jewish ex-girlfriend called at it little doll show. >> and didn't one of your dogs eat the baby jesus. >> stephanie: yes, and i was waiting for him to poop it out, and a neighbor walked by and said what are you doing? and i said i'm waiting for baby jesus to come. [ applause ] >> did you ever get him back? >> stephanie: yes. >> do you still use it? >> stephanie: no. i'm already going to hell so i think it was okay to throw out the poop-covered baby jesus. i have moved too many times, i
have like the head less wiseman. >> not so wise now are ya? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: the franken scents was chopped off -- >> you can have an accident -- you never know. >> stephanie: if you put other stuff in it it makes it multi-religious, like if you put a couple of cabbage patch dolls -- when i would move and lose stuff, i would just fill it in with other kinds of dolls. >> a ganesh kresh. >> you need a kresh course on how to celebrate christmas.
[♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: see what you did there. they are talking about the kansas city tragedy. >> women are victims of violence all the time. >> should have guns. >> or make better decisions. >> or learn to protect themselves. guns are the opportunity to equal the score against somebody more powerful than you are. >> >> stephanie: she should have made a better decision than to get her face in the way of the gunshot. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: all right. i always love it when they -- [ applause ] >> stephanie: get women to fight the war against women. that's good. >> carry more guns! that would be great! what? what is the problem! >> stephanie: kids go to meeting is how we run our business here at the "stephanie miller show." i love it. half of the time people go do you just talk about this on the radio? and i'm like no, i use it all
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corner at the bottom of the hour, now with extra phlegm. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: and olive garden doing the right thing after threatening to slash hours because of obamacare. and they have decided not too because of bad earnings. [ wah wah ] >> they were going to make everybody halftime so they didn't have to give people benefits. >> stephanie: see people do the right thing when they are forced to. i remember a lawyer telling me that one time. and i'm like isn't that cynical, but it's true. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> take it from a lawyer. >> the most cynical bastards on earth. >> stephanie: kelly welcome. >> caller: oh, my god. i'm having too much fun today.
>> oh my god! wow! >> caller: really fast david limbaugh's problem is not that the cuts are disproportion at it, they are all proportion at it. john stessel would not like it in singapore, you are not allowed to chew gum. it's true. look it up. >> stephanie: you can but you will get caned. >> caller: and the full faith and credit of the united states has absolutely nothing to do with finance. it's article 4 -- art call 4, section 1 and it is about states recognizing other contracts that other states have entered into.
which is why the federal government provided an exception to the constitution for these right-wing bowsos that are out there in places like south dakota. >> stephanie: exactly. >> caller: for christmas i'm going up to seattle where my wife's family is from and a friends of mine who is up there, we'll be smoking dope at their wedding. >> stephanie: woo-hoo! >> those aren't candles on the cake. um, cake. >> stephanie: smoking some dope watching some homos get married. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: brandon in indiana. hi, brandon. >> caller: hey steph. big fan guys. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i just wanted to call for something scary as hell i saw the other day.
i'm watching sean hannity just for the comedy and ann coulter is on there, and i'm thinking this is going to be a crap storm. and all of a sudden ann coulter starts making sense -- >> stephanie: i saw that. she was doing her cher moment with sean hannity. >> caller: i know. i was never a believer of [overlapping speakers] >> caller: i was never a believer of the end of the world coming, but there is a sign. >> stephanie: yeah. well explain what they were talking about. >> caller: they were talking about the fiscal cliff crisis and hannity was doing his best to stand on principal and just let them all burn, and she was saying, what principal? what kind of principle is it to let 98% of the country have their taxes raised to save 2% of the country their tax increased.
>> stephanie: yeah and then she basically said snap out of it sean, we lost. >> snap out of it! >> stephanie: that's a big fred flintstone head to slap. >> you need man hands to slap a head that size. >> stephanie: right. she is more man than i will ever be. right, ann coulter. >> i'm more of a man than any liberal is. >> stephanie: thank you. that's my point. >> yeah. >> stephanie: we're going to do a jacki's health care corner but we talked about why raising the medicare eligibility age is a bad idea. and that has been floated out there and is on the table. and i'm like -- we won. as ann coulter just said. why do we need to negotiate with them on their bad ideas? >> that's right.
>> stephanie: the american people are with us on all of this. we'll talk to jacki schechner about that next on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ exciting issue. from financial regulation, iran getting a nuclear bomb, civil war in syria, fraud on wall street, destruction of medicare and medicaid. there are real issues here. having been a governor, i know that trade-offs are tough. things everyday exploding around the world that leave no shortage for exciting conversations. i want our viewer to understand why things have happened. at the end of the show, you know what has happened, why its happened and more importantly, what's going to happen tomorrow.
>> what is a florida whore? >> i don't know but sometimes they call tampa trampa. [ applause ] >> stephanie: there you go. >> now i'm going to get hate mail. >> stephanie: we have a good news/bad news jacki health care corner. olive garden decides not to slash hours after all. >> it's extrordanaire, because papa john's did the same thing. saying he has been misunderstood -- i sat in my castle with my mote for a while and realized. >> stephanie: right. they announced a change of heart thursday. they must have listened to don't
be a jerk it's christmas by spongebob. they said they will not switch anyone's status to part-time and offer all workers access to the same healthcare plan. >> a problem with that is those health plans are sometimes not affordable to hourly workers. sometimes those plans are too expensive for people to contribute to. and in the affordable care act there is a provision that says if the company does provide health insurance that is more than i think 9.5% of your salary, you can do the exchange. and if the worker has to go out and do the exchange because if the group happens to not be providing affordable insurance for everybody, not just its higher-paid employees, that has to contribute to the exchange as
well. if garden offers a plan that is really good for a management ceo but not the hourly worker and the worker says i want to go to though exchange instead. >> stephanie: you thought of everything for that affordable care act jacki schechner. god bless you. >> not me personally. but the idea is if you are going to push somebody out into the marketplace, why should you not contribute to that. >> stephanie: right. they have olive garden remember lobster -- >> yard house. >> stephanie: yeah. >> yeah. >> stephanie: the silver lining jacki is that people will do the right thing when they are forced to, and the good news is they know we are watching now. they attributed lower earnings -- >> oh good. people can vote with their pocketbooks. >> they should do the right
thing from the very first. >> stephanie: isn't that cute. that's precious. >> i'm thinking about not going to any of these restaurants because they were douches. >> stephanie: that's a bipartisan thing, didn't it jacki? just don't be a douche. >> yes that's always a good platform to run on. >> stephanie: americans living longer, and republicans want to age the medicare eligibility age. this could have some surprising consequences including higher premiums for people on medicare which you mentioned and aarp is already running ads knocking down the ideas and nancy pelosi has said the same thing. and why i wonder -- why is this on the table? this is paul ryan's idea. >> yeah, two parts to this. the first part during the
election we talked about the $760 billion worth of savings that we had from medicare and the republicans railed against them as cuts and now they are asking to cut medicare. they want to protect your medicare and try to take money out of it at the same time. the second part -- >> stephanie: go ahead. >> oh sorry. >> stephanie: please phlegmy mcphlegmyson go ahead. >> you push people out in to the private insurance market and their premiums are going to be high, and it will raise generally for everybody. so not will it cost shift on to
seniors who may forgo medicare because they can't afford it, but it ends up raising the price of the insurance market overall. >> stephanie: and it is one of those things politically that oh, that seems reasonable, and a concession we could make. but once again, they lost. a leading medicare expert says this has surpricing ripple effects. and the justification is people are living longer but i don't think people have thought through the indirect effects. the kaiser study says higher monthly premiums for seniors on medicare. the cost would go up and raise cost for the rest the increase would be about 3% when the higher eligibility age is phased in. higher premiums because older adults would stick with private
insurance for the two extra years. >> we have to keep saying this over and over again. we don't have a medicare problem. we have a health care cost problem. this is not a medicare problem. it's because our health care system is dysfunctional, and prices are too high and costs are out of control because companies make money by jacking up prices and not allowing us to negotiate. >> >> stephanie: right. and an increase in all costs, higher out of pocket health care costs, and the cbo projected an increase in the number of uninsured, and that possibility becomes more real with states like texas saying they are not going to accept the medicaid expansion. >> medicare is more efficient than private insurance. they are more satisfied with their medicare coverage.
the networks are broader, and -- there is study after study and research after research to show how medicare is leading the way in innovation with ways to pay our doctors and healthcare providers more efficiently. there is so much good coming out of medicare, and the fact that they want to strip it on principal, and really it's a matter of trying to dump this money into the private insurance market, and make more money for wall street is what is going on here. there is not a medicare problem, say it over and over again -- [♪ mysterious music ♪] >> it's really important. >> stephanie: and one last point -- i think we made this before too. this goldman sachs ceo talking about this. it's different for you to sit in your cushy office.
>> nobody really understandings how screwed up our health insurance system is until they face something where they have to deal with the system and then it's universal, everybody says oh, my gosh we have such a problem here. people say i don't get it i like my insurance, wait until something gets wrong. when you get sick and you have to navigate that system, it is unfair expensive and entirely cost prohibitive in so many ways. so this can just be a common human experience. [♪ mysterious music ♪] >> stephanie: say it with her -- we have -- >> we have a health care problem. >> stephanie: my main health care concern today is you were supposed to be in studio with us hear in burbank, and you are not
because you are sick, and you were going to go spinning with me, and now you are not. and now i have a sad. >> oh. >> stephanie: but thank you for trudging uphill with all of your mucus. >> stephanie: thank you, honey. [ applause ] >> stephanie: [ inaudible ] good morning -- >> caller: hi steph, jim, and chris. >> stephanie: hi we're in the "stephanie miller show" traffic center good morning. >> caller: you are having too much fun -- >> stephanie: anyone in l.a. radio knows who we are talking about. all right. go ahead. >> caller: you missed on right-wing world on sean hannity
and on the it rolls into rachel madow about the potus going on vacation while the country is in the middle of the fiscal cliff -- he is saying it was huberous -- >> stephanie: because no president in the history of the republicans has ever gone on vacation. >> oh, no. he has just come through a campaign and i haven't heard of him taking the 15 vacations that w took and everything -- it's just unbelievable that he could actually bring that out -- >> stephanie: that was different. >> caller: it's like there is nothing he can do. the ball is in the republican's court now. >> stephanie: that's right. but george bush was clearing brush, and he was working hard.
>> it's hard work. now watch this. [ mocking laughter ] >> stephanie: i always felt bad for the secret service agents who's job was to put brush down -- >> here we go. >> stephanie: forty-five minutes after the hour -- [overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: no you have the wrong kind of brush in here. >> stephanie: forty-five minutes after the hour right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: dammit jim, you made me snarf on my keyboard again. it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ back to back to back. >> hold on mates! >> catch the "trapped" mini-marathon saturday starting at 1 eastern. on current tv.
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♪ there goes a manta ray ♪ ♪ this one's -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome to it. fifty minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. chris with a great point. in addition to the points just raised by jacki, think of all of the marries people who spouses aren't the same age, bob is 67 alice is 60. where is alice going to get her insurance? her employer? yeah, because there are plenty of companies just waiting for 60-something year old women. thank you chris. and what about ted? ted is not mentioned in bob and alice.
>> and what about carol? >> stephanie: yes. news busters headline in the making. you told a story about your dog eating the baby jesus. i can see the headline now, inane liberal feeds her baby jesus to her dog. gena says when mitch mcconnell filibustered his own bill. did you see claire mccaskill's reaction? she said wow i think i just got whiplash. speaking of whiplash. ♪ fugelsang fugelsang ♪ >> i'm only coming here just for the new jingles ever week. >> hi, john. >> hi guys.
congratulations steph being called inane by news busters is like having james brown call you black and proud. i was filling in for bill press, and we were getting everyone is offended, and at one point i said -- my point of view is i'm on the side of any israelis and palestinians trying to solve this problem peacefully. and news buster went crazy. because i was pro terror. so the next day i went on the air, and i told bill's staff i was going to try something to get them to write another article. and i said news busters is porn.
and they ran it the next day. [ laughter ] >> they are like dana lohse. >> yes. >> stephanie: sexy liberal terrorist, john fugelsang said what? [ screeching ] >> stephanie: my headline was -- inane liberal stephanie miller republican party wants to turn pour people into mulch. [ laughter ] >> and they only want to turn working people into mulch. that is really incorrect. welcome to right to work you goobers. here is what you signed up for. cops and fairmen this includes you in michigan now too. you damn fools here is what you paid for. >> in other words turn them into mulch. >> stephanie: exactly. >> i'm going to filibuster
mulch. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: sexy liberal john fugelsang he got in early so he snatched him and we'll have him all next hour as well. and of course in washington, d.c. with january 19th, which john fugelsang tickets going incredibly fast. >> incredibly fast especially because now we're going to have to do 400 shows in michigan this year. some see it, it could be the last chance to see aisha and hal -- >> stephanie: and chris and jim and jacki are opening the show for us. >> they are. and we're going to share one hotel room. >> we're going to share a mystery machine from scoopby do. >> stephanie: and a huge celebrity on the panel as well. >> joy behar is putting on
comics for benefits. listen to this line up, stephanie and chris and jim -- >> stephanie: what? >> monday night at the 92nd street y current will be filming it, and it will be joy behar, colin quinn, daryle hammond, susie essman wendy williams judy gold, rosy perez, andy barrowitz and me! [ bell chimes ] >> wow! that is very cool. >> stephanie: speaking of our right-wing friends and -- >> wheel of right-wing hypocrites! >> stephanie: newsletter blasts obama for having nbc host despite her visit to the bush white house. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: president obama
has met with msnbc host along with other progressives -- was i invited no. can anyone even imagine if fox news had stopped by the bush white house to discuss policy? they would have been rightly outraged. [ wah wah ] >> rush limbaugh sat in george bush senior's box during the convention. >> stephanie: an influential group of conservative radio hosts including laura ingraham. >> imagine if we had down that. [ mocking whining ] >> to the right. >> >> stephanie: the "stephanie miller show" has no information as to whether laura ingraham
likes her hair pulled during sex. if she does it's to the right. all right [ inaudible ] go ahead. >> caller: our president is doing so bad but yet apple wants to move the factory here. >> stephanie: exactly right. unemployment dropped to the lowest in four years. >> caller: yeah, so i mean these guys are all hot wind. they are trying to push the statute of liberty over the cliff, and it is not happening. >> reality has a liberal bias. >> stephanie: that's a disturbing image pushing the statue of liberty over a cliff. bill press reporting today just the facts that we just reported. turned to the right-wing station and they were like how many jobs? not many, not much. >> unemployment is down, and here is hannity to explain why
that is bad. >> stephanie: yeah. we'll continue fridays with fugelsang on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ she is awesome. we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." cu [♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: hello current tv world. representative roberts andrews to give us the latest on the fiscal cliff and jacki schechner remember when our love
story began, and you were sick and we sent you meatball soup and now -- >> nothing. [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: now we just make jokes about how you sound. >> we're just sick of each other at this point. >> and now we call you a cab to take you to the airport. >> exactly. you are like isn't there a bus that goes there. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: drive somewhere in l.a.? no. we apologize for the lack of soup. we still love you just as much. >> whatever. >> stephanie: here she is phlegmy mcphlegmson. >> good morning, house speaker john boehner is holding another press conference this morning. he is expected to say that negotiations have stalled between him and the president when it comes to trying to find a by partisan compromise. the white house released a new
photograph making the rounds. this is president obama taking mitt romney's concession call. we had to wait a bit for this call to come in as mitt romney didn't think he was going to lose. both sides spent a record amount of money on this contest to try to win. we just experienced a $2 billion election, the most expensive presidential election ever. the president spent about $1.12 billion, the romney team about $1.02 billion. this from new fec filings just south. this does not include donations from mega donors like sheldon adleson and his wife together they spent about $90 million. outrage in michigan today as republicans have pushed through right to work legislation that
says that union membership and dues cannot be a condition of employment. democrats say republicans are using the lame duck session to jam through laws without giving the public a chance to weigh in. they are less likely to have pensions and health benefits than in those states that have the restrictions. we're back with steph right after the break. stay with us. from an emmy winning insider. >> i know this stuff, and i love it. (vo) followed by humor and politics with a west coast edge. bill press and stephanie miller. >> what a way to start the day. rich, chewy caramel rolled up in smooth milk chocolate. don't forget about that payroll meeting.
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>> stephanie: you are right. we can't even read the cyron anymore. >> i remain flabbergasted! >> and orange. >> stephanie: yes. sexy liberal john fugelsang is in with fridays with fugelsang. and we are joined by representative robert from new jersey. good morning. >> good morning. >> stephanie: the president has been so clear in what he ran on, what he won on and what he is saying now. >> yes, the republicans are going to cave on this tax issue, and the taxes are going to return on the people $250,000
and up to what they were under bill clinton. 600,000 new businesses were started, god forbid that should happen again. but the groundhog day element of this, stephanie, is this. last year at this time, the president wanted to extent the payroll tax cut. the republicans stamped their feet and wanted tax cut for the wealthy. and the president stood his ground, and they undid this by unanimous consent right before christmas. that's what is going to happen this time. >> stephanie: again, they say the president is not being clear. >> obama: just to be clear, i'm not going to sign any package that presents rates going up for folks at the top 2%.
>> he wasn't clear enough. he didn't say which country. [ laughter ] >> he has to be much more precise. >> stephanie: jay carney excooed it again. >> a deal by republicans that rates on the top 2% the wealthiest americans, have to rise. there is no deal without that acknowledgment, and without a concrete mathematically sound proposal. >> stephanie: oh, my god, i'm reading the chyron right now. the white house has only offered a joke according to boehner. representative are you reading anything new >> what is going on here is that the republicans understand that they are going to have to put over a trillion dollars of revenue into this agreement, and they are coming to terms with how to get the votes within their conference to do it.
and i honestly think that that will happen about two weeks from now. i'm focused more on the taxes and less on the jobs. the jobs numbers is good but not good enough yet. part of this deal has to be jobs right now. more transportation construction. tax cuts for small businesses if they create jobs extension of unemployment benefits for those who are looking very hard for work. that's what we ran on. >> stephanie: yeah. >> we ran on creating jobs for everybody. and i want to insist on that as part of this deal. >> stephanie: it is the lowest unemployment level in four years. we have dropped to 7.7, added twice as many jobs as expected and yet they want to go back to the policies where we were
losing 700,000 jobs a month -- >> fact number 1 is that the president promised to get unemployment down below 8% if we passed the stimulus bill. it is down below 8% from almost 11. the economy has created over 7 million new jobs since the job-killing health care bill was signed. by the way over a million of those in the medical field. >> stephanie: and i can hear the air quotes in your voice as heard on fox news. >> yeah. and the third is that barack obama did win the presidential election. he got 51% of the vote very nearly. by some appropriate coincidence, mitt romney got 47% of the vote. the president got 332 electoral
votes. he won. and all of the rest of this is the republicans playing out various stages of grief and loss. >> stephanie: yeah, exactly. >> and i think it's coming right before the end of the calendar year. >> stephanie: why does the medicare eligibility age have to be on the table? it seems like a bad idea. it's an idea that paul ryan embraced. obviously nancy pelosi has said she doesn't like the idea. as you just said we won. why do we need to trade that this time? >> i don't think there is going to be any trade. there is concern about medicare's long-term fiscal health because people are living longer. and the actuarial tables are a little bit out of whack on this so it's something i think you can evaluate if it is done in a
fair way but we already agreed to $1.2 trillion of spending cuts that are now a law in july of 2011. and there was no revenue in that deal. and i think to get distracted by the spending side we're taking the bait if we do that. >> stephanie: uh-huh. representative you are saying -- first of all is there going to be a vote on the 98% of us getting a tax cut, is there going to be a vote on that? >> sure. i think what will happen is that in some form the present tax rates will stay in effect on a long-term basis. now what procedural mechanism these guys eventually come up with i don't know, but that's what the result is going to be. >> stephanie: all right. well it's all good news. thank you for updating us. >> it's great talking to you. >> stephanie: you too.
[ applause ] >> stephanie: speaking of great things from back east, john fugelsang in the new york bureau for fridays with fugelsang. >> yes. >> stephanie: right? >> great interview kids. >> thanks. >> that's what a congressman who is not a koch brother tool talks like. >> stephanie: there you go. and because the ecclesiastical mook is here -- when my dog ate my baby jesus one year john -- and the doctor said just let it pass and so i did. [ farting sounds ] >> stephanie: so i was standing there looking at his butt and my neighbor said what are you doing? and i said waiting for baby
jesus to come. >> oh, okay. i think we're very lucky your dog didn't eat your plastic boll of the profit mohammed. >> stephanie: yes. kids. kids. i have a love story. [♪ romantic music ♪] [overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: it's a holiday gift with the maji -- >> don't be a wise guy. >> stephanie: listen -- >> three wise guys -- >> stephanie: there was a very touching story -- >> my grandfather was a wise guy -- >> stephanie: like my dog got the baby jesus out -- [ farting sounds ] >> stephanie: this is from scuba drew.
[ scooby-doo's "huh?" ] >> stephanie: aloha momma. my wife and i first started watching you when you aired on current tv, you brought many laughs to me and my wife so much, i wanted to surprise my wife for christmas, so i ordered a sexy liberal hat and coffee cup. >> nice. >> stephanie: today the package arrived and i snuck it inside. opened it up. and discovered that it contained a larry the lizard coffee cup, and so i looked at the receipt, and i realized it was ordered from my wife and not me. >> oooooooooh. [overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: and now he is going to take a lot of [ censor bleep ] for opening his wife's
mail, but that's not the important thing -- the important thing is order steph crap. ps -- >> as well as learning your spouse's pass words along the way, so be it. >> stephanie: and i can think of something better than to wrap up the year with the gang getting laid in hawaii. [♪ circus music ♪] >> that would be awful if we had to do a show there. i would hate it. >> stephanie: we be doing the very first show of 2013 in washington, d.c. check it out. and ryan in new jersey, i'm very happy i have been getting the steph cast since the end of october. [ inaudible ] it helped me get through a rough day wednesday as a blind person who has a
successful career in it. being able to listen on the way to the train to and from work to such things as jim's, reince -- >> reince prebus! >> stephanie: and rocky mountain mike skeeter, gets me through the day with a whole lot of fun. ps my screen-reading software does pronounce chris's last name as wa-wa. >> i was so furious at that business with the americans with disabilities act. that act is probably the thing the government has done in my lifetime that has made me most proud to be an american. >> stephanie: yep. >> and how can you dispute it that if i want to have a private business i shouldn't have to
have a ramp for my fellow citizen to get in there. >> stephanie: about how about bob dole who was disabled serving his country, and something that means so much to him, he comes literally off of his death bed to have them stab him in the back. >> he had to wait 16 years after he lost the presidency to be humiliated and ignored by his colleagues. mitt romney had to wait a week. barack obama is the only man in washington who will give mitt romney lunch. >> stephanie: that's right. nineteen minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: join the party. 1-800-steph-1-2. then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel.
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he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game from the great northwest. he'll start investing early, he'll find some good people to help guide him, and he'll set money aside from his first day of work to his last, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. rr it's these "talking points" that the right have about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. really. really! i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. ♪
♪ he funk soul -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ check it out now the funk soul -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ >> stephanie: i'm in a really good place spiritual so please [ inaudible ]. [ applause ] >> stephanie: what was that mean? to me it means thank god i'm still alive. >> actually when you say it namas, it means f-off. >> stephanie: oh. thank you for clarifying that. julie sent us this. i lose a lot of the original
figurines, john, so i fill them in with other things -- >> like a wedding cake topper. >> stephanie: yeah and there's a all shaker r2 d2 doll, and there's the horses ass near the donkey. [♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: jim, reince preibus -- >> reince preibus! >> stephanie: has announced his intention to be leader again with a youtube video. he said we were able to accomplish a great deal these last two years. yes, you did you got the president reelected in a landslide. the democratic senate
strengthened and the house strengthened. >> when they had a black guy running the rnc, what happened? they won everything, and they fired him. and when they had a white guy running the rnc, they lost everything, and he got to keep the job. >> stephanie: right. we restored donor confidence and rebuilt our party. [ applause ] >> stephanie: fabulous. okay. stephanie in ohio, you are on with john. hello, steph. >> caller: hi, steph. >> stephanie: hi, go ahead. >> caller: i want to say i know a lot of people think that hal is the cute one, which he is but i like john better. >> thank you. >> oh i get a trophy too. >> caller: i wanted to say because you were talking about one of my favorite people i can't believe she waited this long to get into politics
ashley judd. >> stephanie: i know. oh, i hope she knocks rand paul off. i really do. [♪ "jeopardy" theme music ♪] >> stephanie: my internal dilemma was -- and now it's hal or john. >> hal is the cute one. i'm willing to concede that. i'm the punctual one. >> you are the gorgeous men. >> this is how it is. all of the hot women are all over stephanie. all of the hot women are all overhaul, and the damaged catholics come to me. >> stephanie: mary go ahead. >> caller: thanks to al gore. where i live in cincinnati, we don't have any liberal stations. this is wonderful. >> stephanie: to thank you. >> caller: anyway, john boehner -- or boner, and his
colleagues here in ohio have screwed around with our districting, and of course it didn't work in the hamilton county, because it went with obama, and thank god for that because ohio would have never went out hamilton county. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: and boehner and his group in ohio took one of our congressmen and split his district from hamilton county to warren county. >> stephanie: i keep saying this mary there was no mandate for divided government or whatever they are calling it. a million more people voted for democrats for the house than for republicans. you are absolutely right it's the redistricting. everybody knows it. >> caller: and we tried to change it in ohio with a change on the ballot and it went down, because it was really never explained correctly. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: we would love to have
a non-partisan group to do whatever to change things back. >> stephanie: good point. thanks for that. jim in illinois, go ahead. >> caller: hi, hi steph. i wanted to call about -- people are talking about george w. bush and how the economic problems that we have were because of george w. bush. well, that's not true. >> ah. >> caller: before george w. bush even took office we had boehner, and sanatorium tom daily, and grover norquist all of those guys were involved in this k street project -- >> stephanie: yeah, back when we had lobbyists. yeah, i got ya jim. we have short on time. the policies existed before
george w. bush. >> yeah. >> stephanie: twenty-nine minutes after the hour. more fridays with fugelsang on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ those types are coming on to me all the time now. >> she gets the comedians >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> you would rather deal with ahmadinejad then me. >> absolutely! >> and so would mitt romeny. >> she's joy behar. >> and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> only on current tv.
♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> nobody believed we would make it, and look at us now. i drink and you use sex as a weapon. that seems to me like a success. >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome to it. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. the president talking about the
fiscal cliff et cetera. >> obama: for them to be burdened unnecessarily gives you a sense of the costs involved in very personal terms, obviously with would also have an impact on the economy, because if this family has a couple of thousand dollars less to spend that translates into $200 million of less consumer spending next year. >> stephanie: oh, this just in -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: nancy pelosi is going to brief us on the fiscal cliff talk at 12:00 eastern. >> it's joke! >> you can't take anything boehner says seriously at all. it's so win-win for the democrats on this. and i would like to see the president go off the cliff and let the republicans try to vote it down.
>> stephanie: we posted a great article -- it was the best thing i have read about the l.a. times, where he said let's hold hands and walk down together. it's not that bad. all of the nobel prize winning economists asking george bush not to enact these policies in the first place. >> exactly right. this was used because bill clinton has a surplus. bush said let's give it away to rich people. where is the money? it's gone. we can't have these cuts anymore. >> stephanie: yeah. mitch mcconnell is up for reelection in 2014 rand pall not until 2016. >> yeah because mitch mcconnell would love to see rand paul gone. and they have already said they
are going to open up their box of tricks against her. >> stephanie: rand paul is one of those tea party jerks that i can't wait to get rid of. and i think people forget how extreme he is. he said we had a couple of congressmen stood up and he is one of the people that thinks the paul ryan budget didn't go far enough. >> exactly. and rand paul is not a dope. he knows this agenda is never going to go anywhere. he is trying to be a superstar for this ever narrower group. be keep in mind rand paul said americans with disabilities act was bad. he is a guy who would be very
content letting apartheid continue in this country. >> stephanie: and as i recall you made one of my favorite references ever. you got an ohman reference in. [ laughter ] >> oh, yeah. it was ugly. it was an ugly year. but i do miss rand paul now. he was like one of those elders on the jet eye council. >> stephanie: the joke was about him jumping out the window and going it's all for you rand. ron paul is brilliantly right about half of the things out there, but he is half crazy, and rand paul is no different. the americans with disabilities act is a great thing. screw those guys. >> stephanie: exactly. josh in memphis. hello.
>> caller: hello. y'all do an excellent thing. there is a war on christmas, but it's not being waged by atheists it's other right-wing religious zealots. it has nothing to do with the left-wing or anything like that. >> yep. >> caller: number 2 bill o'reilly has this position where he will double the minimum wage and subsidize it with government funds so it doesn't crush small business. if they were to happen that would take an incredible amount of people off of the entitlement programs. it would increase the tax flow in the income tax you are getting from the people who are making more money, and it would fix the economy because your consumer base has way more money
to spend. >> stephanie: yeah, that's an important point. a lot of these top 1%ers like what warren buffets are saying, tax me. i need consumers that are able to afford the product i sell. >> and again, you know the robin hood tax is the smartest thing i have heard all year. eliot spitzer has a great piece in slate this weekend if you taxed half of a percentage you would fix the entire economy. you don't have any country without the middle class. what are you rich people going to run? >> stephanie: yeah. mitch mcconnell listen to this for a minute. >> what the president is really interested in is getting as much taxpayer money as he can, first by raising taxes on small business --
>> lie! lie! >> -- and then on everybody else. >> can one of steph's trolls call in and defend this guy. >> i have never seen this before! i'm flabbergasted. >> i demand a heated rock in my terrarium. >> my shell will protect me if i fall off the fiscal cliff. >> stephanie: nothing he said there was true. he doesn't want to raise taxes on everyone else. he wants to lower them on 98%. >> he wants the tax rate to go back to where it was. >> exactly. >> every line of that was a lie. >> stephanie: the president. >> obama: i'm encouraged to see there has been some discussion on the part of republicans
acknowledging the need for additional revenue. as i indicated the only way to get the kind of revenue for an balanced plan is to make sure we are moderately increasing rates for folks who can afford it. folks like me. >> stephanie: do you think behind closed doors, jim, he is like, all right. i have to say this again? fine. >> a way of saying it without swearing. >> stephanie: yeah. jenny in go to meeting. hi, jenny. >> caller: hi sweety. first of all because i watch you on current i would like to say one thing, please read your hat to us at the beginning of the show. and also explain the t-shirt, because i can't read it for nothing. >> stephanie: okay. >> and it has been two days. what does your hat say? >> stephanie: it says showpard.
>> caller: oh, okay. >> stephanie: people just give me hats and i wear them. >> caller: okay. the other thing is i want to gay marry you, because i think that's the only way i'm going to get to go to the sexy liberal show. because i don't have any money. >> stephanie: listen, i will consider trade. >> caller: okay. thank you. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: i want to tell johnny fugelsang that i love him -- >> stephanie: are you cheating own me already? you treacherous whore! [ laughter ] >> caller: well, i just got to get this out of the way before we sexy marry. >> i'm your last fling. >> stephanie: i'll wait here. [ laughter ] >> caller: but here is what i really called for -- >> yes? >> caller: first of all i think we have got to throw everything against the republicans to get
them on their -- their hamster wheel. i think we should throw the fact that we should absolutely make lobbyists disclose how much they get, and who they -- who they give money too. i think we should have a breathalyzer for congress in session, and don't get to talk -- >> stephanie: talking to you boner. hey, speaking of which, by the way when you get home from your last fling with john fugelsang, i'm going to be surlly. >> caller: i don't have to clean do i? >> stephanie: no just mix up the wine boxes. >> i don't mind ignore act people. but i don't like mean ignorant
people. and jim demint -- >> did he just run for reelection in 2012. >> wasn't he just reelected? he said the heritage foundation had their first talk with him on december 5th, and -- >> stephanie: oh it's all about principal. >> he is leaving the senate to run the place that invented obamacare. >> stephanie: thank you. isn't it ironic. collette in michigan real quick. >> caller: hi, i love you guys. >> stephanie: i love you. >> caller: i want to let john know there are some of us in michigan who can't stand snyder. >> oh, i know that. i move the michigan people and i am the guy who hits on jennifer granholm backstages every day. >> caller: they brought this right to work like under cover of night like really quick.
>> yeah, after your lying governor said he didn't support it a few months ago. >> caller: i know. it's terrible. and they pepper sprayed a bunch of people at the capitol yesterday. >> stephanie: those three are on my wish list walker -- >> walker looks like dennis kasinkh compared to this guy. he has just taken collective bargaining away from every employee of the state. >> stephanie: he is the deweyest of the three wise men. >> jim demint last ran for senate in 2010. >> fine. i'm wrong about everything. >> stephanie: no you are not. that's why god made you pretty. [ bell chimes ] >> stephanie: all right. right back with the remaining moments of fridays with fugelsang on the "stephanie miller show."
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are going to dc. i asked her if she wanted to go. she hesitated. i said john fugelsang will be there. yes instantly said yes! [ applause ] >> yay. >> stephanie: i smell a restaining order. >> stephanie: you know why because he's so -- ♪ fugelsang, fugelsang ♪ ♪ he's no fine ♪ >> can i plug the big joy behar -- >> stephanie: yes! >> this is the comics benefit for sandy relief. it will be with colin quinn, daryle hammond, susie essman rosy perez, and me. you can come to the actual big
show monday night at www.92y/org comics. >> stephanie: do it. >> i think people actually spell susie essman to insult them. >> stephanie: yes. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: representative washington fox. >> oh, yeah. >> stephanie: the republican in north carolina, she [ inaudible ] a lonely staff member for daring to step foot in the members only elevator. the regular elevator was being occupied by furniture movers and as soon as fox stepped into the elevator she allegedly demanded to know for who the staffer worked before demanding that she get out.
and then she directed to the sign posted in the elevator and said i just hope we are hiring people that know how to read. >> wow! [ applause ] >> stephanie: karl rove will be fax on fox news. >> did a producer get permission. >> stephanie: yeah doing fox business, barney and company. >> nobody watches that. >> stephanie: yeah, they are second stringing him now. >> all right. >> stephanie: and also brett bear. >> people watch that. >> stephanie: ed henry -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: some fox shows over covered the benghazi he said i won't lie to you, i think we're covering benghazi a lot, i think that's something we should be asking about. some of our commentators over covered it.
huh oh. >> that guy is going to have an accident. >> stephanie: step on a bag of vipers. michelle obama versus bill clinton in the spoken word category -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> i think michelle obama will take bill clinton. >> stephanie: i am so enjoying a bill clinton corkscrew. i do not have the hilary nutcracker yet. conservative actor steven bald win arrested for failing to file three year's of tax returns. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> uh-huh. he is one of those fake christian guys. >> stephanie: he is accused of owing more than $350,000 to the state of new york. >> wow. maybe we can bad mouth bono some more. >> stephanie: everybody hold your jokes.
[♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: john travolta collects hot chocolate. he collects various kinds of hot coco from around the world. he said it represents winter wonderland and christmas. he went on to explain how people should handle hot coco. he said never blow on it. never ever blow it changes the quality of the chocolate. >> that's the gayest thing i have ever heard. >> if you have a gay sex scandal with three different masseurs. don't have an album cover to handle your gay panic scandal, because he is wearing a hot toddy, and is wearing [ inaudible ]. >> stephanie: speaking of
christmas, wow wee! [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: in texas don't they teach i don't know creationism, and god knows what all else that dinosaurs walks with jesus -- >> yes, that jesus had a dinosaur pet. >> stephanie: teacher ruins christmas telling her five-year-old students by telling them santa isn't true. >> and i cooked the easter bunny and ate him. >> stephanie: they reprimanded the teacher by giving them tools on how to handle the situation
in the future. presumably that includes tools on now not to be a [ censor bleep ] hole. hello [ inaudible ] go ahead. >> caller: john you are great. jim work on the vundebar thing. you might nail it one of these days. chris your christmas tree -- it was actually pagan. >> stephanie: that is a really evil laugh you have. >> caller: i'm a blond i'm entitled. [ evil laughter ] >> stephanie: that was a very evil laugh. it's a godless christmas tree. >> that's what i'll call it. >> stephanie: kids get your